Music and Midrash in a Time of Crisis

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Upper West Side


As we are in the midst of the three weeks between 17 Tammuz and Tisha B’Av, come together for a moving evening of acapella nigunim and learning appropriate for this subdued time in the Jewish calendar.  In these mixed modes, we will crack open passages in the rabbinic interpretations of Eikhah, as our tradition struggles with how to find our way through intense loss.


Faculty Bio

Rabbi Aviva Richman
Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rabbi Aviva Richman is Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. She was ordained by R. Daniel Landes and has a doctorate from New York University in Talmud. R. Richman also studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars’ Circle.

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz is Hadar’s Director of Tefillah and Music. She has collaborated on over two dozen records of new Jewish music, including her original albums: The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) and Yetzira (2023). Deborah was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, and earned degrees in music, religious anthropology, and women’s studies from the University of Michigan and JTS.

Music and Midrash in a Time of Crisis

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